Re: Mozilla won't start on new Woody
Joss Winn wrote:
The problem is that esddsp and mozilla don't work together for some
reason (bug 151504). Strace doesn't show anything obvious (at least to
me). Oh well.
I've just installed Woody from CD and Mozilla won't start. It just
hangs in the terminal and the mozilla-bin process stays idle.
But a bit of digging brought me to a related issue, which is that with
esd running, "fuser /dev/dsp" at my command prompt returns nothing
(where it should return a process number). This means that "mozilla &"
at the command prompt works, but it doesn't work from the menu. (When I
alter /usr/bin/mozilla to indicate the output of "fuser /dev/dsp", it
gives the process number, so it's trying to run esddsp mozilla-bin...)
Another funny thing is that unlike on Intel, even with esd running, I
can cat to /dev/dsp and it tries to play the output, though kind of
broken up in bits and pieces. (On Intel it says permission denied.)
Are these behaviors intentional?
This is with both 2.4.18-powerpc and 2.4.18-powerpc-xfs and the "audio"
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